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From what I have seen so far, there is a lot of linear algebra. Curious what other kinds of maths are used in QC & the specific fields in which they are most predominately invoked.

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    $\begingroup$ This question is really, really broad. As the current answer shows, pretty much any and all maths can be used in QC. $\endgroup$ – heather Jul 16 '18 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ @heather I did not realize that when asking. I think it serves as a good reference for the future tho. $\endgroup$ – meowzz Jul 16 '18 at 18:37
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    $\begingroup$ abstrusegoose.com/105 $\endgroup$ – DaftWullie Jul 19 '18 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ How can you edit an existing question such as to completely reverse its meaning? This makes all answers void! $\endgroup$ – Norbert Schuch Jul 19 '18 at 12:23
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    $\begingroup$ As @NorbertScuch's comment above, it's not a great idea to edit a question to such an extent after it has a valid answer as this invalidates the answer, so I'm reverting the edit. Normally, I'd say to ask a separate question but in this case, it would still be too broad/off-topic by virtue of essentially being a 'shopping list question', so you'd be better off asking that sort of thing in Quantum Computing Chat, if there's someone there willing to answer $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir24601 Jul 19 '18 at 12:45
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    $\begingroup$ is there any area of mathematics for which you cannot see any possible connection to qc? $\endgroup$ – meowzz Jul 15 '18 at 8:07
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    $\begingroup$ I've been thinking about it since seeing your question! $\endgroup$ – user1271772 Jul 15 '18 at 8:08
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    $\begingroup$ I can't think of a lot of examples where vector calculus comes up. But they're the heart of Maxwell's equations, which you'd use if you're implementing an optical quantum computer. $\endgroup$ – user1271772 Jul 15 '18 at 8:27

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